Driver Education 2017 Season

The Coastal Empire Region, Porsche Club of America would like to announce our 2017 Driver’s Education (DE) event schedule.

We will be hosting our events on the following dates:

-June 3rd & 4th
-September 16th & 17th
-December 2nd & 3rd

All of our DE’s will be run at Roebling Road Raceway, Bloomingdale, GA. located near Savannah, GA.

All of these are 2 day driving events focused on developing high performance driving skills. Instructors will be provided for all students in the Green (novice)and Blue (advanced novice) groups.

In addition to track events your admission also includes a pizza social on Friday evening at the host hotel, the Country Inn & Suites Savannah Airport, 21 Yvette Johnson Hagins Drive, Savannah, GA 31408. The hotel phone number is 912 966 1717.  Please mention Coastal Empire Region Porsche Club of America for a group rate. The manager’s name is Kaji Kotob.

The price of admission also includes a Saturday night BBQ either at the track, or at the host hotel (Country Inn & Suites). Additionally, registrants will receive a tee shirt or equivalent memento of this event. To accommodate your family and friends, extra tickets for the BBQ and additional tee shirts are available when registering.

Registration is on line at: www.clubregistration.net

Our DE events are open to all makes and models. Convertibles must have factory installed roll over protection or after market roll bar that satisfies the ‘broomstick rule’ requirement. Contact us if there is a question or concern.

Our requirements are: (1) drivers must be 18 or older with a valid driver’s license to enter, (2) your vehicle has to be safety-checked by a mechanic within two weeks of the event and re-checked by our tech team at the track-grid tech. (3) drivers must wear helmets(Snell 2010 or 2015 designation).

These events are multi-purpose with focus on teaching drivers with little to no track experience the fundamentals of high performance driving. We also accommodate those that have advanced skills and want additional track time. So whether you are interested in trying this type of event for the first time or are returning as an avid “track junkie,” we have something for all skill levels.

As a novice(Green) and advanced novice(Blue) student you will have classroom sessions and a full-time instructor in the car with you while on the track. This will greatly assist in understanding your skills and the capabilities of your car.

If you have been considering trying a high performance Driver’s Education Program for the first time but are concerned about purchasing a helmet and then not wanting to continue, we have something for you. The Coastal Empire Region has a limited number of helmets for you to wear at this event, free of charge.

We will do Grid Tech and Registration on Friday at 5 pm until 6 pm at the track and then move Tech and Registration to our host hotel  at 6:30 p.m. where you can also enjoy pizza, beer and friendship. Grid Tech and Registration continues from 7 to 7:45 AM Saturday morning at the track.

To find more information relating to the track, please visit: www.roeblingroad.com

These will be full format events on Saturday and Sunday with 2 instructed groups and 3 solo groups.

For Students in the Green/Novice run group, we will have three (3) passing zones.

For participants in the Blue/Advanced Novice, White/Intermediate solo and Black/Advanced solo run groups, we will have three (3) passing zones.

For participants in the Red/Instructor run group, we will have Extended Passing rules.

No matter what your run group, all passing is done with a point by.

Each run group will have 4 twenty minute sessions each day during this event. The event also ends each day at 5:00 p.m.

Please note the following:

PCA REGULATIONS SEVERELY LIMIT “TASTE OF THE TRACK” RIDE ALONGS FOR NON-DRIVING STUDENTS. IF OFFERED, SUCH RIDE ALONGS MUST BE AT LOW SPEED AND WITHOUT HELMETS. INSTRUCTORS MAY OFFER RIDE ALONGS TO DRIVING STUDENTS IN A RUN GROUP ONE STEP HIGHER THAN THE STUDENT’S GROUP. FOR EXAMPLE, AN INSTRUCTOR MAY GIVE A RIDE ALONG TO A BLUE STUDENT IN THE WHITE GROUP. DURING SUCH STUDENT RIDE ALONGS, THE INSTRUCTOR MUST DRIVE AT SPEEDS APPROPRIATE TO THE RUN GROUP AND MUST OBEY THE PASSING RULES FOR THAT GROUP.

For those of you who are interested in insurance, please visit:
Lockton Motorsports Insurance

Again, registration on www.clubregistration.net is now open. All payments must be received at least two weeks prior to the event.

Please register early to confirm your attendance!

If you have questions of any kind about the event please contact John Myer or Dave Grandt. We’ll be more than happy to assist you.

We hope to see you at the track!

John Myer / Dave Grandt
Chief Driving Instructor DE Registrar
yaller986@aol.com  / davidgrandt@hargray.com